Executive Management

John Semel, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

John Semel joined Bridgepoint Education as its EVP, Chief Strategy Officer in 2019. Mr. Semel will lead the execution of the company’s merger and acquisitions strategy and reports to CEO Andrew Clark.

Mr. Semel was previously the interim Chief Strategy Officer of Apollo-backed Mood Media, where he drove strategic planning, strategic partnerships, and product development for new revenue sources. Prior to Mood, he was the Chief Strategy Officer of John Wiley and Sons. During his eight years at Wiley, John developed and led strategy, helping to build their online education business, Wiley Solutions. Over his career, he has held senior strategy and principal investment roles for MTV Networks, The Hearst Corporation, Everger Investment Associates, and PRIMEDIA. He began his career at JP Morgan and Company as an analyst and then associate in Equity Capital Markets and Syndicate before moving on to High Yield Capital Markets and Syndicate.

He holds a B.A. in Greek and Latin from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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